Co 1230 (Middle Byzantine half-tetarteron of Manuel I) [permalink] [show more links]
Type
Inventoried Coin
Logical part of
Chicago/Indiana/Vanderbilt Excavations Inventoried Coins
Typological identification
Coin
Comparanda
DOCIV Manuel I 22.1-9, p. 335 (Uncertain Greek Mint Type A (Light Standard))
Description
Coin cut down into even heptagon, but some segments are rounded.
Preservation comment
Wear: aF. Slightly chipped edge; rare scratching. Extensive, rough film of yellowish encrustation or pale corrosion(?) covering both faces.
Published as
KenchreaiIII, p. 77, no. 1205 (R. Hohlfelder)
Axis (1-12
6
Has denomination
half-tetarteron
Numismatic Diameter (mm.)
16.5
Numismatic Weight (grs.)
1.72
Obverse Description
Cruciform monogram of emperor; [all within thin beaded border]
Obverse Inscription
Μ | Δ - Π – [Κ | Λ] (large, somewhat uneven letters)
Reverse Description
Facing bust of [beardless emperor, crowned,] wearing stemma, divitision, collarpiece with [five] jewels, and panelled loros, holding [labarum on long staff in right hand] and globus cruciger in left hand; all within beaded border
Belongs to Historical Period
Middle Byzantine (Historical Period)
Material
Bronze (Material)
Has visual motif (depicts)
Christian Cross (Visual Motif)
Photograph
Photograph
Suggested citation
“Co 1230 (Middle Byzantine half-tetarteron of Manuel I).” In Kenchreai Archaeological Archive, edited by J.L. Rife and S. Heath. The American Excavations at Kenchreai, 2013-2022. <http://kenchreai.org/ke/co1230>